American Idioms and Expressions

Off The Mark Idiom

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off the mark
What does off the mark mean?
to be not quite exactly rightThe cost estimate for the new train station was off the mark.
off the mark
What does off the mark mean?
not quite exactly right The cost estimate for the new train station was off the mark.


Some Random Idioms
poop
What does "poop" mean?
information or knowledge about something
out-of-date
What does "out-of-date" mean?
no longer current or in styleComputer equipment becomes out-of-date very quickly.
open fire on (someone)
What does "open fire on (someone)" mean?
to start shooting, to start asking questions or criticizing someoneThe police opened fire on the man with the gun.
make life miserable for (someone)
What does "make life miserable for (someone)" mean?
make someone unhappy over a long period of timeThe manager of the apartment made life miserable for the young couple with the baby.
Sell your soul
What does "Sell your soul" mean?
If someone sells their soul, their betray the most precious beliefs.
Dog eat dog
What does "Dog eat dog" mean?
In a dog eat dog world, there is intense competition and rivalry, where everybody thinks only of himself or herself.
bang
What does "bang" mean?
the act of sexual intercourse
dead letter
What does "dead letter" mean?
a piece of mail that cannot be delivered or returned to the sender The letter with no return address went back to the post office as a dead letter.

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